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Katt Williams

Arrested

In L.A.

1/9/2013 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katt Williams was just arrested in L.A., TMZ has learned -- after blowing off a court date in Sacramento.

As we previously reported, a Sacramento judge issued a bench warrant for Katt's arrest yesterday when the comedian failed to show up for his arraignment, stemming from his wild 3-wheeled police chase back in November.  He's been charged with evading a police officer while driving recklessly, a felony.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD was aware Katt was a wanted man and when detectives spotted him outside his Los Angeles home, they placed him under arrest.

We're told Katt was fully cooperative with police.

He's currently being held on $100,500 bail. 

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6:14 AM PT -- Katt was released from custody late last night -- and on his way out of jail, he explained the situation to TMZ.

According to Katt, he was only arrested because he couldn't be in two courtrooms at once ... and chose the case that was more important to him -- the case involving the custody of his children.

But when asked if the judge awarded him custody of his children, Katt explained, "No, I actually don't [have custody] ... the lady who tried to take 'em and lost in court twice, they gave 'em to her." 

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61.

BOBCAT    

thought he could do a lohan stunt and miss court sorry your a ***** and cant miss court like white lindsey lohan can.

568 days ago
62.

Leo    

Katt need new management and need to get back to work.He need to get back on the road and hit city's like Chicago, New York he's still loved I did a survey and 100% of the poll said they'll pay to see him in Chicago.

568 days ago
63.

tonywestspeaks!    

This country eats its own babies....savages!

568 days ago
64.

Mikey    

All that money he made robbing houses and he still can't get a decent haircut?

568 days ago
65.

barry    

Hey...come on.. you all know Katt is above the law!

568 days ago
66.

Lee Kerz    

Who cares about this person? Make a contribution to society or go away.

568 days ago
67.

jisrahr2    

so tired of seeing stories on this idiot

568 days ago
68.

Craig     

Let's just assume he is arrested until we are notified otherwise. That would probably be less work for everyone involved.

568 days ago
69.

sonny    

man get some help

568 days ago
70.

Jim    

Ya know what Katt? You have ATTORNEYS (and the money to pay them). THEY are supposed to stay in touch with the courts/judges. So tell your lies to someone else. What a POS.

568 days ago
71.

tatiberry    

He need serious help..

568 days ago
72.

fastdriver    

THANK GOD there is ONE judge in CA with some sense! Too bad he can't be cloned! There would be a lot less wackiness going on out there! Sounds like he would lock them up and throw away the key! It Katt had Lindsay Lohan's judge, he probably would have received custody of the kids!

568 days ago
73.

sonny    

get some help

568 days ago
74.

Luna    

Is Lohan and Katt related?

568 days ago
75.

su    

crack-ed up richard pryor wannabe...except pryor had talent.

568 days ago
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